Ben Mitchell

Executive General Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Ben has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of marketing, strategy, leadership, management, innovation and business acumen. He has successfully worked across an extensive range of commercial sectors, from welding and agriculture, through to automotive, aerospace, building and construction.

This diverse experience, combined with Ben’s ability to combine a commercial mindset and people first approach to culture has seen Ben play a pivotal role in various organisational transformation projects.

Ben joined Weld Australia in 2024 as Executive General Manager, Strategic Partnerships. Prior to this, he took on several roles at K-TIG, including Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer, during which he was responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy, designing and implementing initiatives that build the brand and generate sales opportunities.

Ben also spent 15 years at Nitto Denko where he was promoted through the ranks to the role of Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing. Here, he was a member of the senior management team, tasked with creating and overseeing strategic direction, governance and policy. Ben oversaw the effective transition and diversification of the business into new fields with regional impact and global adoption and scalability, with a focus on generating intelligence to determine best market practice and behaviours.

Ben holds several professional qualifications, having completed an MBA in 2018 at the University of South Australia; Business in Emerging Markets at the Instituto Panamericano Alta Direccion de Empresa (IPADE) Mexico; Business Innovation at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD Business School) in Singapore; and a Diploma of Business (Marketing) via Thomson Education.

Professional Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Marketing
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Business Innovation
  • Diploma of Business (Marketing)